Professor Green

V Festival 2011 Professor Green

Find out more about UK rapper Professor Green, collaborator with Emeli Sandé and chart-busting creator of 'I Need You Tonight' and 'Just Be Good To Green'.

Real Name: Stephen Paul Manderson
Born: 27 November 1983
Height: 6' 3" / 1.90 m
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hackney, London, England
Hometown: London, England

Did you know?

  • From 2006 to 2008 Green was signed to Mike Skinner's The Beats record label.
  • First single, 2010's 'I Need You Tonight', samples Australian rock band INXS.
  • 'Just Be Good To Green', featuring Lily Allen, is based on The S.O.S. Band's 'Just Be Good To Me'.
  • At the 2010 MOBO Awards, Green won Best Hip Hop/Grime Act.
  • The first single from his second album features vocals from rising star Emeli Sandé.

First Single: I Need You Tonight
First Album: Alive Till I'm Dead

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